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When you start looking for a used car, motorbike or scooter, the range of makes and models can be overwhelming.

Price is not the only consideration when choosing your new vehicle.

Better car deals: a car buyer's guide (PDF, 1.3KB) is a joint publication by Consumer Affairs Victoria, RACV and VACC that provides useful information for car buyers in Victoria. 

For detailed information about a car's fuel economy and environmental performance, visit the Federal Government's Green Vehicle Guide website.

To find out more about the safety rating of cars on the Australian market, visit the Transport Accident Commission (TAC)'s How Safe Is Your Car website.

Child restraints

Take prams and accessories when you are shopping for a car, to see if they can be stowed adequately.

If you plan to fit a child restraint, you may wish to contact the RACV for information about suitable cars. For details, visit the Car safety section of the RACV website.